Young visitors spending the run up to Christmas at the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre in Skegness enjoyed a festive party in the County Hotel.
The Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene invited the children to take part in an all-age Christmas praise including an interactive nativity play and christingle service followed by Christmas lunch. Hotel general manager, Ross Muirhead played the part of Santa giving each child a special Christmas present from the Church of a Lion Graphic Bible.
The Rev Ian Banks said: “Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre is a local charity which works hard to support disadvantaged children and this is the fifth year that we have had the privilege of giving them a Christmas party.
“This outreach work has been made possible by the continuing success of our Meeting Point Charity Shop in the County Hotel and generous donations from our members and friends of the church. Visitors to the hotel, who have been entertained by the church with evenings of carols and seasonal songs during their tinsel and turkey Holidays, have also contributed generously to the fund raising for this event. We are grateful for the volunteers who assist with running the shop, for the generous donations of items to sell, and for the active co-operation of the County Hotel.”
The charity shop is closed for Christmas and New Year and re-opens Tuesday, January 20. It will continue opening Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm in the new year. Customers can relax over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit for just 50p and purchase a wide range of quality used items at affordable prices.